Paradise Lost Review

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Paradise Lost Review: Lucifer - Light Bearer God creates hell for Lucifer and his rebel angels. Muses Providence - God sees, and looks out for us; takes care of us. Blank Verse - Unrhymed iambic pentameter. (unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable) Book One Lines 1-26: Milton opens paradise lost by formally declaring his poems subject: humankind’s first act of disobedience toward God, and the consequences that followed from it. The act is Adam & Eve’s eating of the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. Original sin brought death to human beings for the first time, causing us to lose our home in paradise until Jesus comes to restore humankind to its former position of purity. Lines 27-722: Adam & Eve’s disobedience were partly due to a serpent’s deception; this serpent is Satan. Satan, after being defeated by God in heaven, was casted to Hell with all his followers. Beelzebub- Satan’s second in command; he is doubtful and does not think that God can be overpowered. Lake of fire gives off darkness instead of light. Satan suggests that they can at least pervert God’s works to evil purposes. God still intends on changing their evil deeds to good. Moloch- A god requiring human sacrifices Belial- A lewd and lustful god. What we will do, will always be opposite of what God wants –Satan Satan’s always reacting; he’s never proposing or creating by himself. Guile- Being clever, devious. Satan in Book One : Has got the rebel angels to follow him Absolved self Self persuasion At his most heroic, attractive state Determination Leadership
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Bravery Confidence Persistence Book Three : God is sitting with his son by his side, and they see Satan flying up towards the new earth. He sees that man will fall, because he has given them free will. Book Four- Enter the Garden of Eden:
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 203 taught by Professor Bauer during the Spring '08 term at Iona.

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